Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Staff Member


Dr. Michael Buchalski

Michael Buchalski

Post Doc
Email: mbuchal@nmsu.edu

Biography

I am originally from southern Michigan. I received my B.Sc. from Michigan State University and my Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist interested in the conservation and management of mammalian species. During my dissertation, I learned the utility of genetic methods for investigating questions ranging from individual behavior to phylogeographic history. I began studying desert bighorn sheep during my time as a postdoc at the UC Davis Vet School. I am currently working with Dr. Cain and Dr. Epps at Oregon State University using next-gen sequencing techniques to investigate genomic evidence for climate change resilience/susceptibility among desert bighorn herds throughout their native range.

Research Publications Publication Date
Buchalski, M.R., C.W. Epps, J.W. Cain III, and L.M. Thompson. 2018. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations. Final Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. November 2018
Presentations Presentation Date
Buchalski, M., C. Epps, W. Boyce, M. Matocq, R. Crowhurst, B. Holton, L. Thompson, E. Rubin, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Environmental adaptation in desert bighorn sheep throughout their North American range. 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, St. George, Utah, USA. April 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Buchalski, M.R., J.W. Cain III, C.W. Epps, and L.M. Thompson. 2016. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations in Native and Reintroduced Populations. Annual progress report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2016
Buchalski, M.R., C.W. Epps, J.W. Cain III, and L.M. Thompson. 2017. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations in Native and Reintroduced Populations. Annual progress report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2017